Events

  1. Snowy Hydro Driver Training

    28 May @ 8:00 am - 29 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. HICES Cross Country, Orange

    29 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. ICAS Science

    29 May @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEST

News

  • SMGS teams headed to the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals!

    Earlier today, two teams of four students (a junior and senior team) departed for Ulladulla to take part in the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals. Both teams will encounter challenges in the following three categories: Bottle Rockets Propeller Powered Planes Drones This is the first time SMGS has attended this event and we wish both […]
  • SMGS 2018 Athletics Carnival Program

    The 2018 SMGS Athletics Carnival will kick off tomorrow at 8:00 am! The 2018 program is now ready If you are planning on spectating, volunteering or attempting to break a school record 🙂 Good luck to all students competing and thank you to all parents and staff who are assisting at the event tomorrow. The program […]
  • SMGS Presents: Grease the Musical! – Tickets on sale now!

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School proudly presents our 2018 production…Grease the Musical! Flashback to 1959 where the Rydell High students are starting a new year. Sandy, the new girl at school and Danny, the leader of the T-Birds, have had a brief romantic fling over the summer. When the Pink Ladies hear about this they make […]
  • Mother’s Day Stall – Friday, 11th May

    Mother’s Day Stall – FRIDAY 11TH MAY On Friday 11 May members of the Parents and Friends Association (P&F) have kindly offered their time to run a Mother’s Day Stall for our school community. They have already purchased suitable gifts for students to buy at the stall, and will even wrap them, so they are […]

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
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Recent posts from the Junior School

SMGS joins 8255 schools across Australia for National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: Junior School|

The youngest members of our school community had a busy day on Wednesday, 23rd May! Before heading out to the Athletics Carnival, our Kindergarten to Year 2 participated in the National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). SMGS [...]

Off the Beaten Track and into the World of Acting

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Co-Curricular, Junior School, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School|

Author: Jackson Quinn, Arts Captain Last week, SMGS Drama students were treated to the fabulous talents of the wonderful Maria Angelico, star of Channel Ten’s Sisters. Through a range of fun and inspiring improvisation activities, [...]

School pride and team camaraderie out in full force at SMGS cross-country carnival

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Junior School, Senior School|

On Monday, 7th May, SMGS K-12 students took to the cross-country track at the Station Resort…180 runners to be exact! With the House Shield on the line, this year’s cross country carnival saw one of [...]